Harmonic sound waves, providing a gentle inner body massage & relief for stress, anxiety and pain
Vibroacoustic Therapy (VAT) uses thousand year old methods paired with modern technology to produce incredible results. The body is 70% water, making Vibroacoustic sound vibrations five times more effective because they travel through water, rather than air. This helps achieve deep, cellular healing mentally and physically.
What is Vibroacoustic Therapy?
Vibroacoustic Therapy, or VAT, is essentially a deep tissue low-frequency sound massage using audio waves in the range of 30Hz-120 Hz that are being transmitted to the body by embedded transducers in the bed. The sound gently permeates the cells allowing massage from inside as well as out. Because our bodies are approximately 60% water, water transmits sound and vibrations perfectly to our bodies. While floating in incredible comfort on the water waves your body is bathed in soothing sound and relaxing vibroacoustic vibrations.
Who Can Benefit From VAT?
VAT may be an independent therapy or incorporated with medical treatment and psychotherapy. As a natural energy booster and pain killer that is composed of varieties of frequencies therapy solutions that can be used as a self-management tool, it is beneficial to people with chronic or special needs, and any person with stress that wants to apply preventive and integrative wellness therapy.
VAT has been studied by researchers worldwide including the National Institutes of Health (NIH). NIH reports the benefits of using VAT for Parkinsonʼs, PTSD, anxiety, physical injuries, brain function, COPD, Asthma and much more.
Email our Music Therapist, Janna, for a list of research links.
Some Benefits Include:
- Increase sleep quality
- Reduce or eliminate effects of stress
- Address PTSD / somatic ( physical) symptoms
- Regulate the limbic system (emotional memories)
- Activate the Relaxation Response
- Reduce anxiety and muscle pain or spasms
- Shorten healing periods/increase circulation
How VAT Affects the Body
The mechanism of action of VAT is the oscillation of the human nervous system with frequencies and resonance characteristics of various muscle groups. VAT combines these resonance frequencies programs based on experimentally based effects, evaluated by patient reactions. Thousands of research hours have taught us how to use these programs to relax, stimulate and relieve pain.
What Conditions Does Vibroacoustic Therapy Treat?
Almost any form of creative expression can be therapeutic as it provides a cathartic release of emotions and helps one to identify feelings otherwise difficult to label. More popular forms of art used in therapy include:
High blood pressure
Lack of concentration
Aids in weight loss
What should I expect at my VAT visit?
Enter a dream-like state to help reduce stress
Clients can dress down to their comfort level or remove only their shoes. Once comfortable we will have you lay down on our liquid treatment table topped with a weighted or regular blanket. Then a team member will choose the frequencies and music to address the issues indicated and turn on the equipment.
You will begin to feel the gentle vibrational frequencies through the water mattress and hear the soothing music through the headset. The Team member will then leave you in the room to enjoy your session for 30-60 minutes. It usually takes about 20 minutes for the relaxation response to begin in the body.
Clients report feeling many pleasant sensations. Abstract thinking slows and body and mind awareness expands. Some people experience a dream-like, or deep meditative state. Others fall asleep, report seeing colors, experience clarity and new insight and feel relief of pain or symptoms.
When the session is over, the team member will return to the room to gently turn-down the vibrational frequencies and music.
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Frequently Asked Questions
VAT is best experienced in order to truly comprehend the difference it can make. Call us today to learn more.
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